Validation is about how clinical experts review, correct and approve clinical system design (CSD) and build of clinical content (documentation, decision and inquiry support) to ensure that it serves intended purpose, is free of significant safety risks and is compatible with acceptable workflows.
Our Clinical Content Validation Guide outlines consistent processes that should be applied to all CSD validation activities. Although different types of content may merit different reviews, the same accountability, coordination, facilitation, staging and tracking considerations apply. This guide deals with general approaches, while validation scripts, work packages and templates deal with specific content validation tasks.
The Guide is recently updated to better explain how to track validation outcomes. A new section describes how to report bugs or interface problems while we await deployment of an embedded problem reporting system.
All medical informatics leads, knowledge leads and other informaticians facilitating validation activities should review the updated guide: